Modern governance for mission driven organizations

About BoardEffect

BoardEffect, a Diligent brand, delivers an agile board management solution optimized for governance leaders of nonprofits, higher education institutions, community healthcare organizations and credit unions with the right tools, analytics, and insights to drive more efficient, transparent, and secure governance.

BoardEffect addresses board management needs of directors, executives, and administrators with the preferred tools to enable better communication and collaboration while fueling efficiency at every turn.

Action-oriented solution for the Board to securely access and manage board books, scheduling, approvals, surveys, tasks and archives with access to 24/7 support at your fingertips. Intuitive, feature-rich design to accelerate preparation, collaboration, and review of critical board management materials. Deliver a unified and seamless experience for Board members to plan, action and execute meeting management materials in real-time from any device.

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BoardEffect Features

  • Board Portal: Online Meeting Books deliver real-time access to agendas, board books, meeting minutes and more anywhere on any device.
  • Scheduling: Schedule a meeting and instantly collect RSVPs to help optimize attendance for any upcoming board meeting or ad hoc event.
  • Approvals: Approve board meeting minutes, new members, and policies on the go, through a board portal.
  • Tasks: Board members can use the task tool to set reminders and mark them complete when finished.
  • Archives: Easily access meeting documents and minutes through the Library at any time on any device.
  • Surveys: Surveys and Polls with customizable formatting allow administrators to solicit feedback, conduct board assessments, obtain preferences to help increase member participation in strategic updates or changes.
  • Board Policy Handbooks: Store all your important board documents, such as the strategic plan, policies, and procedures in one location that board members can access anywhere anytime.
  • New Member Orientation Tools: Streamline the process of onboarding a new board member by using BoardEffect to store all of the information he or she will need for effective board service.
  • Ad Hoc Group: Create and disassemble ad hoc groups whenever you need them.
  • Collaboration Tools: Collaborate to effectively prepare, plan and communicate complex board management activities on the go.
  • Board Education: Continue your standards of ongoing board education utilizing the Resource Library as a repository for educational materials.
  • Profiles: Use customizable fields in the Directory to capture important information unique to your board so you can see where your board is strong and identify the needs of incoming members.


  • Efficiency: Modern governance?platform?for administrators to streamline?complex?board management processes to meet their most immediate challenges while saving time and money?.
  • Transparency: Real-time communication?and collaboration among members, administrators, and volunteers with complete access to agenda,?meeting minutes, board books, scheduling, approvals and archives anywhere, anytime on any device.
  • Security: Multi-layered defense to protect sensitive board information through a comprehensive security program coupled with state-of-the-art dedicated SOC2 certified infrastructure.

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User Reviews of BoardEffect

Submitted on February 15th, 2022 by Pam Gridley from Iowa Hospital Association

Our first IHA Board Meeting went great using BoardEffect on their iPads. We had great comments on the product and how quickly we were able to get it implemented. Thanks again for making this an easy implementation process for me and our board members. We really like it!

Submitted on February 15th, 2022 by Scott O. from California Healthcare Foundation

BoardEffect has transformed our board because it has allowed our board to collaborate with each other…It helps them to make the decisions that need to be made and prepare in advance for the work that the foundation collectively does.